MINNEAPOLIS — Prince’s “Purple Rain” stage adaptation will make its debut within the late musician’s hometown of Minneapolis earlier than heading to Broadway.
On Tuesday, producer Orin Wolf introduced the play will make its world premiere on the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre within the spring of 2025. More particulars on the pre-Broadway engagement, together with precise manufacturing dates, are anticipated to be launched within the coming weeks.
L. Londell McMillan, Prince’s former supervisor, says Prince talked about adapting “Purple Rain” for the stage for years.
“It’s only fitting that we launch this world premiere musical version in the city where it all began, Prince’s hometown, Minneapolis,” McMillan stated within the announcement’s press launch.
Last month, Wolfprimarily based on the 1984 film and album. Tony Award nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct. A guide may also be written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, primarily based on the unique screenplay by Albert Magnoli and William Blinn.
The movie model was set in Minneapolis and made $100 million worldwide. The film additionally gained the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. That rating — you will not be stunned to study — consists principally of Prince lyrics and songs. The movie featured Prince as a thinly-veiled model of himself, named “The Kid,” as his star rises because the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue.
This will not be the primary Broadway present that made its debut within the Twin Cities. Director Julie Taymor’s multiple-Tony Award-winning musical model of Disney’s “The Lion King” notably obtained its footing in Minneapolis earlier than shifting on to the Great White Way, the place it has been constantly operating since 1997.
Over the summer season, Minnesota’s most well-known musician was honored within the metropolis he known as house for years.on the street that rolls proper previous Paisley Park, Prince’s house and huge recording studio in Chanhassen.
Prince was discovered lifeless in 2016 at Paisley Park on the age of 57.
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